This week’s Media Updates covers moves and changes at news titles including the Trinity Media group, BBC Radio and the Press Association; fashion, lifestyle and entertainment titles including About Time, Foodism and Wedding magazine; business and finance changes at The Drum and Property Week, Health, Science & Technology changes at CloudPro and IT PRO
Also, find out what’s new on Cision’s blog including the Top 10 Gadget Blogs in the UK, a social media analysis of Kim Kardashian’s project to #breaktheinternet, an interview with Angelica Malin on a new sex magazine for women, along with blogger outreach tips from Helen Davis of Rainbow Toy Awards blog and Matt Ridout of Kingsdown Roots, a men’s fashion blog.
News & Current Affairs
Trinity Mirror’s (TM),announces the closure of seven local newspapers: the Reading Post, GetReading, the Wokingham & Bracknell Times, the Surrey Herald, Surrey Times, Woking Informer and Harrow Observer, and relaunching the Surrey Advertiser next month. Meanwhile, the Trinity Mirror Southern (TMS) moves to a digital-only publishing plan in Berkshire
- Paul Vickers, Trinity Mirror’s group legal director, will leave the company after 22 years.
- Lloyd Embley is promoted to the role of group editor-in-chief and takes on editorial control of the national and regional news brands (with the exception of Media Scotland).
- Neil Benson, editorial director, regionals will now report to Lloyd, while all regional editorial teams will report directly to Neil.
- Neil Jagger, currently group newspaper sales and marketing director, is appointed to the newly-created role of general manager MGN.
- Russell Borthwick, Brian Aitken and Brian Green are also leaving the business as a result of this new structure
Linda Roberts has left her role as executive editor at North Wales Weekly News as well as her role of editor at Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald, Holyhead and Anglesey Mail and the Bangor Mail
The Press Association (PA) has appointed former BBC, MSN and Bing editorial executive Darren Waters to the new role of social media editor
Allan Beswick will return to late-night radio on BBC Radio Manchester and Lancashire, while Alison Butterworth and Phil Trow will be on at 6am every week day morning presenting a Breakfast show
Hayley Smith has been appointed editor at The Warrington Guardian
The Southern Reporter is launching its digital edition
Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment
- Foodism, the food and drink website owned by Square Up Media, will launch as a monthly print title next month
- Elana Wall has been appointed gluten-free editor at About Time magazine
- Claire Ridley has been promoted to editor of Wedding and Wedding Flowers & Accessories magazines. She was previously acting editor
Business & Finance
- Angela Haggerty has left her position as reporter at The Drum
- Employee Benefits has appointed Debbie Lovewell-Tuck as editor. She replaces Debi O’Donovan who has left after 16 years at the publication to start her own business
- Allister Hayman has been appointed deputy editor at Property Week. He was previously the news editor at Building magazine
Health, Science & Technology
Stumped for Christmas gift ideas? Check out Cision UK’s top gadget blogs for tips and recommendations
Angelica Malin, founder and editor of lifestyle magazine, About Time, talks to Cision about her latest and hottest new venture – an online sex magazine, About Fcking Time (AFT)
Yes, we know you’re sick of reading these words that come accompanied with the shining image of Kim Kardashain’s bottom. But aren’t you keen to find out whether she actually did manage to #breaktheinternet?
In this interview, Helen Davis, former PR and marketing boss at John Crane Ltd, spoke to us about setting up Rainbow Toys, and the five best practices PRs should follow for effective blogger outreach.
Matt Ridout, author of the men’s fashion blog Kingsdown Roots, spoke to us about writing for the “everyday man”, the importance of working with the right PRs and collaborating with BOSS Orange.